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Bruce is a town and a locality in the Australian state of South Australia.Bruce was first settled in 1850 and declared a town in 1876, replete with parklands and boasting cricket and tennis teams. The town was surveyed in 1881 and named after a well known landowner in the district. It suffered terribly from the 1864-66 drought, then irreparably from the following drought years of the 1880s and 1890s. An historic railway town in the centre of the Willochra Plain, 334 km north of Adelaide, it was on the Peterborough–Quorn railway line, part of the train voyage from Sydney to Perth between 1917 and 1937. The railway opened in 1882 and closed in 1987.
The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Bruce had a population of eight people.